LIGHT THE NIGHT 2021
There are so many ways to get involved and show support during Epilepsy Awareness Month. Go to canadianepilepsyalliance.org to gain access to templates, campaigns and information about what is happening across Canada for the month of March and for Purple Day March 26!
Purple Day 2021 is fast approaching, and we are busy preparing here at Epilepsy Newfoundland and Labrador. Purple Day, the International Day of Epilepsy Awareness, is celebrated globally each year on March 26th. People all around the world organize events, share accurate epilepsy information via social media, post purple selfies, and more, all in the name of raising Epilepsy Awareness.
Here in Newfoundland and Labrador we have a huge community of people who celebrate Purple Day, from all corners of the province. Last year we had supporters organize bake sales, facilitate t-shirt sales, arrange Epilepsy Education sessions, hold fundraisers of all kinds, and most importantly, contribute to raising awareness of epilepsy in our province.Purple Day is an extremely special day, not only because it is the International Day of Epilepsy Awareness, but also because it gives those who live with epilepsy and those whose lives are impacted by epilepsy a way to bring awareness to their communities in a way that is meaningful to them. It provides a chance for those who live with seizures every day to know that they are supported. It gives the more than 10,000 people living with epilepsy in Newfoundland and Labrador a voice. We have some great things in the works for Purple Day this year, will you celebrate with us?
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org / 722-0502 to chat about arranging a Purple Day event,
request a Purple Pack (including ribbons, temporary tattoos and pamphlets) or if you have
questions about epilepsy.
Purple Day Tea Party for Epilepsy Awareness
Tim Spicer, (Pasadena, NL) our 2021 Purple Day ambassador, and his two daughters Rachel (Fredericton, N.B) and Heather(Corner Brook, NL) hosted a virtual tea party dressed in their finest purple to raise epilepsy awareness. Here are a few pictures they shared with us.
Here is Rachel Spicer in Fredericton, N.B. showing off her support wearing her purple face mask! Staying safe and stylish while raising epilepsy awareness and protecting herself and others from Covid-19.
Mayor Stephanie Fillier of Englee singing the Purple Day proclamation for March 26th
Deputy Mayor Terry Randell of Pasadena Signing the #purpleday proclamation for us. We appreciate the support!